Francis David Sommer

May 12, 1983February 11, 2011

Francis D. Sommer, 27, Overland Park, KS passed away Feb 11, 2011. A 2001 graduate of Olathe East High School, Frank joined the U.S. Army in 2002 and attained the rank of Sergeant. He served with the 10th Mountain Division in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was twice awarded the Army Commendation Medal. He completed his service in 2007 and enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program at JCCC, where he expected to graduate this May. He worked as a chef at the Classic Cup and volunteered at the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

He is survived by his parents, Dr. Robert and Heather Sommer, his sister Erin and his brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Raina Sommer. Also sharing in this loss is a wide network of loving family, friends, and soldiers. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Francis D. Sommer Memorial Fund for Homeless Veterans, Kansas City VA Voluntary Services 135, 4801 Linwood Blvd, KCMO 64128 or in his memory to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 420, Rockville, MD 20850.

Memorial services Thursday, Feb 17, at 10:00 am, at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS. Committal services with military honors will begin at 12:30 pm at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Visitation 6-8pm Wednesday, Feb 16, at McGilley & Hoge Chapel. Please offer condolences at

Arr: McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS (913) 642- 3565.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 16, 2011
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 17, 2011

Francis David Sommer

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Jessica Lytle

October 12, 2011

You will never be forgotten. You were an amazing friend and you changed my life. Love You Frankie

Nancy Allen

August 11, 2011

Always - with love.

Bob Sommer

July 6, 2011

Bob Sommer

July 6, 2011

Heather & Bob Sommer

July 6, 2011

We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has offered condolences and support during this difficult time. It has been a great comfort hearing from all who knew Francis. We've been deeply touched by your tributes at this website, your cards and notes, your generous donations to his memorial funds, and especially by your visits with us to share stories of his life and listen to ours. Each day we discover once more that he won't be here to share his life with us, but we hope that all who knew him will let his memory and spirit enrich their own lives and all whom they touch. We appreciate hearing from you and welcome your calls, e-mails, and visits.


June 11, 2011

Yo, francis, i've been thinking about you alot lately, and all the crazy times we had, Like when we went to "that place" and "whats her name was working there" HaHaHa great times man... I miss you buddy

Tom Eineke

March 28, 2011

Hey Franky I was just thinking about the time in the Korengal where you were talking about sitting on the other ridge with a KC ball hat listening to your ipod.

Eric Sherman

March 23, 2011

Hey man. We miss your presence here. I could really use a reality check about the Royals right about now and I don't know who better to dish it out.

See you in a while brother.

Nathan Schubert

March 18, 2011

Love you bro... going to miss you
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Justin Larson

March 18, 2011

Rest In Peace, my friend
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